October 3, 2014

The closing of an abortion center highlights pro-life news around the archdiocese and state

The past year was filled with news concerning pro-life efforts. Here are some additional highlights, gathered from reports to The Criterion and other news outlets:

  • In March, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill prohibiting insurance policies from covering abortion in most circumstances.
  • Affiliated Women’s Services, one of four abortion centers in Indianapolis, closed its doors after 32 years.
  • In September, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, a graduate of St. Anthony of Padua School in Clarkesville, filed administrative licensing complaints with the Indiana Medical Licensing Board against four physicians—three of whom practiced within archdiocesan boundaries—for violations of abortion recordkeeping and advice and consent laws.
  • Richmond Catholic Community confirmation classes will adopt spiritual babies in threat of abortion, praying for nine months for the lives of children.
  • Benedictine Father Anthony Vinson, pastor of St. Meinrad Parish in St. Meinrad, commissioned a pro-life table to be built and placed next to the church’s baptismal font, allowing for monthly educational, interactive and child-friendly pro-life displays to encourage discussion of the topic within families.
  • The pro-life committee at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Indianapolis provides “Life Notes”—a monthly bulletin insert featuring pro-life topics—in their parish bulletin to keep parishioners informed on the topic. †

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